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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Latest "Save Arrested Development" Campaign Begins

It's barely breathing, but it ain't dead yet.

In fact, at least two networks are in the running to pick up the sure-to-be-axed-by-Fox Arrested Development.

... man, don't get my hopes up...

Both ABC and Showtime have expressed their interest to 20th Century Fox TV and indicated they'd want some new episodes of the largely unwatched, Emmy-winning comedy.

... Showtime would be great, and would allow those bleeps to go away (although I find bleeps to be even funnier than them naughty swear words). ABC, on the other hand, desperately needs a watchable comedy- by my quick count, they currently have... well, none...

Fox recently slashed the comedy's third-season order to just 13 episodes. To make a deal, an interested network would likely need to guarantee a 36 episode pickup to allow the show to reach a nice, round syndication number (88 episodes).

DVD sales could also be a saving grace: the show is a hot seller on home video.

Of course, before any of this could even be considered, Fox has to officially cancel the show. Stay tuned.

2 other geekspeak:

  • Hey Geek-In-Chief,

    You should post an email so we can send you private messages about emerging TV news.

    Cablevision in Brooklyn has FINALLY added FX!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59 AM  

  • Check out Lost Remote's suggestions for AD's life after Fox...

    By Blogger Roon, at 11:01 AM  

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